10 of The Funniest Toilet Gags in Movies
Mel Brooks once said that “Humor is just another defense against the universe”. But I’m amusing he would not be leaping into battle armed with a bunch of bum jokes. Netherless, toilet humor is a common tool in the menagerie of aids available to filmmakers. Taking a look at the literal “toilet humor” of films, today’s list looks at the best examples, with 10 of The Funniest Toilet Gags in Movies.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
The Peter Farrelly directed comedy Dumb and Dumber certainly made some huge waves when it hit cinemas in 1994. The biggest splash being from a loo in one side-splitting scene. Friends Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) go on a cross country adventure to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner. On their way there, a jealous Lloyd sabotages a date that Harry goes on, with hilarious results.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Mike Myers had already proved his comedy chops with a long stint on Saturday Night Live and his hilarious film Wayne’s World. But it was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) that really shot him into superstar-dome. In the first film, Austin Powers is hot on the heels of Doctor Evils henchman, Number Two, but is attacked when he visits the casino toilets.
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American teen comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl V. Dupré. It tells of four teenage boys in a Kiss tribute band who try to see their idols in concert in Detroit in 1978. In one scene, the boys hide in the girls toilets, but get more than they planned to see.
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
In a continuation of the MTV television series Jackass, Johnny Knoxville brings the painfully hilarious antics of his crew to the big screen, with bigger and more dangerous pranks, dares and tasks. There are no end of toilet humored pranks, from toy cars stuck up peoples bums too the foul fart mask. But the nastiest thing this disgust-a-thon threw at us was the toilet slingshot.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Stoners Harold and Kumar (John Cho & Kal Penn) figure that the only way to deal with the munchies is to indulge in the delicious burgers from White Castle. But their journey is constantly disrupted by crazy antics, outrageous characters and off the wall scenarios. In a stop over to Princeton University, the pair try to buy more marijuana, but lose it all in an odious toilet accident.
Kevin Smith has never been a director to hold back on the toilet humor, and no films delve deeper into this than his 1999 fantasy comedy Dogma. The film sees two fallen angels, headed for New Jersey where they believe a loophole, in a newly re-branded catholic church, can get them back into heaven. The demon Azrael encourages the due and fights back against anyone who appose them. In the poopiest of poopy movie scenes, Azrael summons a Golgothan, a vile creature made of human excrement.
Trainspotting is a 1996 black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor. The film follows McGregor as Renton, a drug addict who tries to mend his ways but is pulled back into the world of addiction by his friends. During his attempts to wean himself off heroin with opium suppositories, Renton has a bad case of diarrhea which leads to a surreal moment of comedy.
American Pie (1999)
American Pie is a 1999 American teen comedy film that follows five high school seniors entering into the riotous and raunchy rite of adulthood, losing one’s virginity. The film is filled with cringe worthy scenes of exploration and humiliation, but the films best toilet gag comes when a mochaccino is spiked with laxatives, with explosive effect.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Not Another Teen Movie is a joke-a-second parody film that spoofs a ton of teen films. With movies such as She’s All That, 13 Candles and The Breakfast Club. all spliced into the films narrative, it’s hard to understand why the film leaned so heavily on the toilet humor. But lean it did and one scene sees a couple of teens spying on the girls toilets, which does not got according to plan.
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Paul Feig. The film follows Annie, a jobless chef, who is asked to be her best friends maid of honour. However, things don’t go to plan as conflicts and bad choice cause disastrous consequences. In one scene, a dress fitting goes badly wrong when the Mexican lunch comes back to haunt the excited girls.
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